Who do you think represents America’s best chance to medal at the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships?
Most years the overwhelming favorite American cyclocrosser to medal at the Cyclocross World Championships would be 11-time National Champion and two-time silver (and bronze) Worlds medalist Katie Compton. But this year, by her own admission, hasn’t been her best, as asthma, mechanicals and increased competition have all presented challenges to her returning to the dominance she displayed in her World Cup-winning 2013/2014 season. Compton told Cyclocross Magazine in our video interview after her win in Austin that she just hopes to “feel better and have a good ride…hopefully I can get on the podium and have a good race.”
Jeremy Powers is having his best year ever and will have a front row call-up, while Junior Gage Hecht is ranked second in the world leading into the World Championships. Jonathan Page is a former silver medalist and last year’s top American Elite male racer, while Logan Owen has podiumed as a Junior in European races.
Or could one of the other strong racers on the American team surprise the World and grab a Worlds medal? We want to know what you think. Of course, best-case scenarios would have the Americans coming home with up to twelve medals, but pick one: